Art of Friendship

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.

– Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

Luoyang, China

 

Myanmar (Burma)
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. 

– Thomas Aquinas

Loikaw, Myanmar (Burma)

There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.
I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
– Jane Austen

India

A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly,
takes all patiently, defends courageously, and
continues a friend unchangeably.

– William Penn

Afghanistan

Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work.
If one falls down, his friend can help him up.
– Ecclesiastes 4

Pagan, Myanmar (Burma)

 

Katmandu, Nepal

 

Kashmir

 

Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

Kampala, Uganda

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand,
not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship.
It is the spiritual inspiration
that comes to one when you discover that someone else
believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bombay, India

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love.
Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.

-Elie Wiesel

 

Morocco

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
-Aristotle

Yemen

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cape Town, South Africa

 

Brazil

Words are easy, like the wind;
Faithful friends are hard to find.
– William Shakespeare

France

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
-Mencius, Chinese philosopher, 4th cent. BCE

California, USA
Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.

– Rabindranath Tagore

 

France